According to the Alberta Association of Optometrists, eye strain is a growing concern as children head back to school with digital devices playing such a large role in homes and classrooms.
AAO Says Digital Eye Strain Is A Growing Concern At Home & In The Classroom
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An incident occurred just before 9:00pm on Friday, November 9th. Rocky Mountain House RCMP responded to a complaint of an altercation at a gas station on the Sunchild First Nation. One man was seriously injured and transported to the hospital where he later died. Two other people suffered non life-threatening injuries.
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Didsbury Council News & Notes
News & notes from the Didsbury town council meeting on Tuesday, November 13th.
Shop Local This Holiday Season
Owner of Olds Uptowne Market and Shirley's Greenhouse Dawn Buschert says it is important to shop locally. When talking to other local businesses, she notes sales have been much slower in 2018 compared to past years and it has been a bit of a struggle this fall. Buschert adds, local businesses are hoping and counting on foot traffic to pick up for the Christmas shopping season.
Olds College & Agri-Trade Forge Partnership For New Summer AgSmart Expo
Next year, a new two-day event in Olds will feature education workshops, in-field demonstrations and an exhibit fair profiling the latest agriculture technology innovations. The first edition of the AgSmart expo will run on August 13th and 14th of 2019 on the Olds College campus.
OHS - Hosting Senior Girls Volleyball South Central Zones For First Time At RKC
The Olds High School Spartans Senior Girls volleyball team will be hosting the South Central Zones this weekend. Spartans Head Coach Wanda Vandervelden says 8 teams from across the zone are coming from places including Brooks in the east to Canmore in the west.
Innisfail Hometown Christmas 2018
The 2018 edition of the Hometown Christmas in Innisfail is coming up on Saturday, November 17th. There are kids crafts from 10-noon with Innisfail Parent Link and horse drawn wagon rides from 2-4 starting at the fire hall. Businesses will have customer appreciation deals throughout the day and don't forget your santa sleigh stamp card for double stamp day.
MVCALS - GED Prep Program
Local residents have a chance to get started on their General Education Development (GED) in the new year. The Mountain View Communities Adult Learning Society will be running a GED prep program starting on January 15th.
Remembrance Day In Innisfail
The Innisfail Legion's annual Remembrance Day Memorial Service will begin at 9:45am in the auditorium on November 11th. At around 10:45 on Sunday, community members are invited to assemble at the Cenotaph for a wreath laying ceremony and two-minutes of silence at 11 o'clock. The bells of peace will also ring at 5 o'clock in downtown Innisfail.
Olds Legion Secretary & Past President Recounts The Tank's Story
The tank sitting outside the Olds Royal Canadian Legion Branch #105 is a Canadian tank and it was used for training in the Olds area.
Remembrance Day In Olds
The Olds Royal Canadian Legion Branch #105 Community Remembrance Day Ceremony is Sunday, November 11th in the Ralph Klein Centre. Doors open at 9:30am. Leslie Manchur - the Poppy Chairman and Sergeant at Arms for the Olds Legion - says parking will be limited, so those who want to attend are strongly encouraged to car pool.
CFR 45 - Scott Guenthner From Provost Wins Steer Wrestling Championship
Scott Guenthner from Provost won the steer wrestling championship at the 2018 Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer. It was the first career CFR victory for him in his fifth appearance at the event. Guenthner wound up with $69,899.44 in earnings in Canada this season to lead the money list.
Friends Of The Didsbury Library - Book Sale
The Friends of the Didsbury Library book sale is coming up on November 9-10 in the old Didsbury town office building.
CFR 45 - Ky Marshall From Bowden Finishes Fourth In Bareback
Ky Marshall from Bowden achieved one of his goals for this season with a top five finish in bareback at the 2018 Canadian Finals Rodeo. The 26 year old says that means he qualifies for next summer's Calgary Stampede.